Patent Number: 7,711,612

Title: Replenishment management system and method

Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, a method, system, and program for controlling the replenishment process in the manufacturing process by maintaining a common database is disclosed. The present invention connects the acquiring entity, supplier, and the replenishment service center ("RSC") to efficiently coordinate the replenishment process using the days of supply at the RSC as the key benchmark. By allowing access to the common database, the acquiring entity, supplier, and RSC can view and update changes in the replenishment process in real time increasing the communication and efficiency of delivering components to manufacture a product. In addition, the present invention facilitates the ability for the invoice process to be conducted electronically over the computer network.

Inventors: Farias; Daniel Arturo Delfin (Jalisco, MX), Romo; Ruben Alberto Wario (Jalisco, MX)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06Q 10/00 (20060101); G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018